Meet Matthew Keesling & Get Involved with the Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund

The Future Organic Farmer Grant winners were judged to have the strongest combination of commitment to leading a lifelong career in organic agriculture, investment and participation in the organic community, and dedication to growing the organic movement. Each grant recipient will receive $2,500 to apply toward their studies in organic agriculture. 

Find out how to apply for your own Future Organic Farmer Grant.

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Matthew Keesling
Matthew Keesling is new to the agriculture industry.  After serving in the United States Army, he decided that he wants to continue the culture of family farms and sustainable agriculture and pass this life choice on to his children and the next generation. 
Keesling has operated a small hobby farm in Kansas for six years, always being organic and a steward of the land and environment. He is a leader in 4-H programs focused on forestry and conservation efforts. Keesling also works on an organic family dairy farm in Wisconsin and plans to continue this practice in either the dairy or beef industry upon completion of his training. Keesling is an apprentice in the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program.
Congratulations Matthew!

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Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund Partners

These organic businesses and community leaders are helping the CCOF Foundation advance organic agriculture for a healthy world. 

Organic Valley's FAFO Fund
UNFI FdnAnnie's
Bradmer FoodsClif Bar Family FoundationDriscoll's
Bejo SeedsBlue Marble BrandsBonterra Organic Vineyards
Chino Valley RanchersDr. Bronner'sINFRA
Wawona PackingCCOF Processor/Handler ChapterAwe Sum Organics
Capay Organic

Frey Vineyards

Sun Basket
Duncan Family FarmsRabobankGreen Hope
True Organic ProductsWild RootsHeath & Lejeune